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Antique Palais Royal Mother of Pearl Dip Pen in Original Box, "Solid Gold" Pen Nib
Antique Palais Royal Mother of Pearl Dip Pen in Original Box, "Solid Gold" Pen Nib
Antique Palais Royal Mother of Pearl Dip Pen in Original Box, "Solid Gold" Pen Nib
Antique Palais Royal Mother of Pearl Dip Pen in Original Box, "Solid Gold" Pen Nib

Antique Palais Royal Mother of Pearl Dip Pen in Original Box, "Solid Gold" Pen Nib

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These are French pens, and this one has been marketed through an English boutique. The slender graceful long handle is brilliantly iridescent mother of perl, and the pen's nib is original and is marked "solid gold #24". I didn't test it, and these run between 14k to 18k. Still perfectly protected in the old original presentation case, it's the type sold early to mid-1800s from the boutiques of the old Palais Royal, and most think of them as "Palais Royal", though indeed they were also sold from the Passages boutiques and a few others, as well as exported for fine stationers' shops as in case of this one. 

Very good to excellent condition. I didn't polish the pen, and I would bet the nib is 14k because it does have a little tarnish of ages. If it were 18k, it would be less likely. And solid gold, at 22-24k would have none, no other metal in it to gather age/tarnish. We'll say it's 14k.  No flaws to the pen. The case has age, but is in nice form. One end has a little surface disruption, but has the working clasp. The other end's clasp misses it's post, but the case is without warp, and it holds closed just fine with a single clasp. Very lovely old set! Measurements noted on our images.